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Toy design (Fat military man)
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Toy design (Fat military man)


Attributed to Winifred Gill (1891 - 1981)

Watercolour and pencil on laid paper

Height: 26.7 cm; Width: 21.2 cm;

Acquisition (source, method, date)
Diamand, Pamela; gift; 1958

About this work
The Omega Workshops were engaged in a number of pacifist activities. This caricature of a military officer, possibly German or central European, may relate to their pacifist campaigns, rather than simply being a playful toy design. The Omega’s use of toys to caricature military leaders was publicly demonstrated at the Allied Dolls Show at the Grafton Galleries in 1914. Here Fry exhibited a number of carved wooded dolls which he had designed as caricatures of the Kaiser and the Crown Prince, among others. (Permanent collection label)

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Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London/The Bodleian, Oxford

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